OHA reports 363 new COVID cases; 7 more in Deschutes Co.

COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 560, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.

The OHA  reported 363 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 33,862.

The new cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (4), Clackamas (25), Columbia (7), Coos (5), Deschutes (7), Douglas (5), Jackson (27), Jefferson (9), Klamath (1), Lane (32), Linn (16), Malheur (11), Marion (37), Morrow (2), Multnomah (71), Polk (3), Umatilla (47), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (5), Washington (36), and Yamhill (10).

Deschutes County has reported 879 cases and 12 deaths; 761 patients have recovered.

Crook County has reported 63 cases and one death.

Jefferson County has reported 554 cases and eight deaths.

St. Charles on Thursday reported five COVID patients; one is in the ICU.

SCHOOL METRIC WATCH:

Each day we will be posting the Sunday-Saturday running tally of COVID cases in Deschutes County* as they relate to the weekly metrics many are watching for kids to return to school.

Counties need to have 30 or fewer cases per 100,000 people to bring kids back in grades K-3. With about 200,000 residents, Deschutes County’s target number is 60 or fewer total cases.

So far this week, Deschutes County has reported 56 cases since Sunday.

* The final weekly tally reported by the OHA may differ based on a variety of factors.

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